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Tools & Resources

Access tools and resources to help with your healthy living goals. Includes information on online training courses available to staff, the Health Promotion Initiatives Fund, and more.
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Want to make your workplace healthier? Get the resources and tools to do it!  Apply for a grant to start a new initiative; there are many ways to play an active role in shaping a healthy workplace.

 

Stop Smoking: Get Your Life Back! (eCourse)

Ready to quit? Not certain? Trying again? Quitting smoking takes more than willpower. We know what it takes to become a successful ex-smoker and we’ve put that knowledge together in our smoking cessation program. Stop Smoking includes an option to obtain one-on-one coaching with our quit-smoking experts.

To access the course, log in to Homewood Health (or create a new account).

Taking Control of Alcohol Use (eCourse)

How much is too much? This course is for anyone who is trying to control, cut down, or stop drinking. The course is also for the spouse, partner, child, sibling, co-worker, or employer of someone with a drinking problem...because there are many ways that concerned others can help.

To access the course, log in to Homewood Health (or create a new account).
 

The Health Promotion Initiative Fund application period is open from July 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021. Please note, we review and fund applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage you submit your application at the earliest date possible.

The Health Promotion Initiatives Fund is a funding program established to support the health and well-being of your team or department and/or an environmental sustainability project in your workplace? Adapted from the successful Healthy UBC model, this program allows any department, site or group of employees to apply for funding to coordinate a healthy living project in the workplace. Applicants can apply for a maximum of a $1000 seed fund to be used during the fiscal year. Multiple projects will be awarded funding for each competition period.

Do you have a great idea for supporting the physical, emotional, spiritual, social health and wellness your team or department? Apply for a grant through the Health Promotion Initiatives Fund to help turn your great idea into a great solution! If you have an innovative idea, consider applying from July 1st, 2021!

Do you have a Green project idea related to sustainability?

The GreenCare sponsored Sustainability stream of the health promotion initiative fund will support energy and environmental sustainability projects within PHSA. While this fund is open to all staff across PHSA, preference for 'green' or sustainability related projects will be given to already registered Green+ Leaders from any department, site or group to apply for funding to coordinate and implement an innovative workplace sustainability project. Not a Green+ Leader but interested in joining? Simply visit the Green+ Leaders Program webpage to learn more and register!

How do I apply?

Come up with a great idea for a project you can run in your workplace and complete an application form. During the application process you may need to:

  • Identify a health and/or environmental sustainability need in your workplace.
  • Discuss with your coworkers how this need can be addressed and come up with a project plan.
  • Pull together a team of individuals interested in helping to implement the idea.
  • Approach your supervisor to obtain approval and input on your idea.

What kind of projects will be funded?

We're looking for creative ideas that incorporate realistic timelines and budgets. Above all, your project should address a health need specific to your workplace. Check out the eligibility and funding criteria for detailed guidelines. To get inspired, why not check out the Application Toolkit for a list of all previously funded projects.

A full list of HPIF documentation can be found in the column to the right.

 
Online training and education

Health is affected by a broad range of factors - whether it's uncertainty about your career path, stress management, personal relationships, or financial health.

PHSA staff have access to recorded presentations, e-courses, and other web-based education resources for staff interested in developing skills and knowledge to support their health and wellness. 

Access the full list of online education and training courses here

 
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